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CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER// . Guys I have been wanting to do a regular newsletter for all my clients and supporters for ages but just never managed to get it together. . Now thanks to my amazing admin team @proassistva I have the time and resources to do a regular newsletter. . If you are (or have been) a client or supporter of Samantha Dhu Counselling you should have received a copy (in your inbox.) If you would like one and haven't received one please send me a DM and I will gladly add you to my email list. . Happy Holidays✨ . (With thanks for Photo by Rodolfo Marques via Unsplash)
Hey everyone! I was supposed to go to the gym and exercise today. The gym I attend is usually empty, except from 2-3 other people from a psychiatric ward. But when I walked into the gym, I could see three other people there. They were extremely loud, and stared at me and the other people from the psychiatric ward. I didn't manage to do any exercise, my social anxiety kicked in really bad. I went outside for some fresh air, and I started to think about a lot of different things. And the thought that kept me occupied the most was "Something bad is going to happen today, because I didn't exercise like I was supposed to"... In other words, my OCD kicked in. And now, over one hour later, I still feel very anxious. ~tw~ Didn't help that I had to eat lunch either. Fortunately, I was aware of the content in the food I ate, so that's good I suppose. ~tw over~ I really want to go home, watch "Modern Family" on the TV, and relax on the sofa. But I can't do that at the moment... Why am I so stressed out today?😖
You guys have made this year so magical, thank you for all the support. Just a heads up that my Etsy is currently closed for the holidays. Still open for digital commissions though, just drop me a message. ❤️
We've been a bit quiet lately and taken some time to rest up and create content for issue 2. It's important to stress less sometimes. My mind goes into serious overdrive sometimes. Take a step back to step forward. Original artwork by: @konnichiwagrl ・・・ REPOST
With just over a week to go till Xmas, if you're rushing around not sure what to get your loved one, then stop right there! . What better gift to get them than the peace of mind they'll have when they overcome anxiety. . If a family member, partner, loved one or more importantly YOU is struggling with anxiety and wants to do something about it, then this is your chance to get things in motion... . Take advantage of the 50% December offer and make this the last Xmas feeling anxious. . It all begins with a FREE Strategy Call, so you know what to do👇 . . #anxiety #anxietycoaching #anxiousnomore #anxietyrecovery #anxious #anxietyfreeliving #anxietyhelp #anxietyfree #xmas #overcomeanxiety #overcomeobstacles #letsdothis #endyouryearstrong #decemberoffer #xmasgifts #thebestpresent #investinyourself #motivation #success #peaceofmind #justoveraweektogo #xmaspresent #coaching #onlinecoach #strategy #takeactionnow #takeaction
Dear ana- leave me alone and let me live my life. Let me be. I can beat you. I don’t need you. In the time when I isolated myself from the society that created a massive wall of anxiety, I found you and I thought you were a friend, a trust worthy voice that I listened to. BUT I was not in a place to think straight. So please- now that I’m getting the hang of living again- please just go away, please. Therapy threw me into a fit today, but it was for the better🌟 🌿breakfast~zoats 🌿lunch~hearty kale and sweet potato salad 🌿dinner~stirfry rice with veg and hidden baked tofu🤪☺️ 🌿dessert~an amazing vegan chocolate mousse by @nakulaorganic 🙏🏻🙏🏻😍😍😍 #anxietyrecovery #eatingdisorderecovery #edrecovery #vegetarian #vegan #mentalhealth #plantbased #whatveganseat
Yes 👏👏. Be selective, picky and demanding with who/what is taking your time and energy! Authorize yourself to choose, to say no, to postpone. You are in charge. Choose where you put your efforts. Set boundaries. And I think this list from @theambitionplan is very nice! These are the great criteria to choose where you put your efforts and energy. It has to empower you and/or makes you happy and/or gives you money! So it’s work, learning and pleasure! Yep! That’s it! You are in charge! Your time and energy are no open bar happy hour take it all!!!! Live by your own terms! Defend your peace and your comfort. It’s okay. This is being respectful of yourself. And when you respect yourself, this is when people love you respectfully too! Saying yes to everything it’s begging for love, it’s nourishing the idea you are not worth or good enough, that you have to prove yourself by giving everything to others. STOP! You are enough. You are worth unconditional love, support and respect. You have rules and boundaries and you fight for them. That’s the reasonable balanced mindful life we all need. Be selective! Your time and energy are not for everyone! Happy Monday! Take care 💜💛💚🧡💙❤️
Forget the traditional stuff on all of our to do lists. What about the most important things? Be present. Be mindful. Yeah, add that to your list. . Struggling with mental health difficulties? Contact us at Act with Purpose Psychology in Brunswick on (03) 8595 3047 or at info@actwithpurpose.com.au . Image credit: @skybanyes
How to meditate ~ ~ Close your eyes ~ Or keep them open ~ ~ Breathe whilst acknowledging that you are breathing ~ Repeat ~ 🤷‍♀️☝️ Can be done whilst driving, sat in very full meetings, waiting for an appointment, on public transport, washing up, taking a shower, walking the dog ~ It doesn’t need to be complicated ~ 🕯🕯🕯🕯🕯 ❤️ #anxietyrecovery #anxietyrelief #anxietyhelp #anxietyrecovery #anxietydisorder #anxietysupport #stressrelief #stressreliever #stressed #stressedout #stressfree #selfcareroutine #selfcaredaily #selfcarecoach #selfcareaccount #mindsetofgreatness #mindsetcoach #mindsetiseverything #mindsetmatters #mindsetshift #youareenough #youareworthy #meditatedaily #meditateeverydamnday #heavilymeditated #badyogi #fwfg #yogawithadriene #beherenow
Life Lesson’s #5 Topics: -Using your financial situation to build trust & honesty in your intimate relationship -Using the past to learn life lessons and relive positive memories -Using life lesson’s so that you don’t make the same mistake again -Eject from situation when there is ego, release emotional buttons then reconnect authentically -Love Language -Visualisation
#day209 Went for another meal today and it was fine. Just goes to show you shouldn't think of wobbles as going backwards. Going out walking and getting public transport and not really worrying about it- until maybe in the restaurant-means I've come so far. It's like anything in life going to be an up and down journey as long as it trends towards the good #mentalhealth #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthdiary #anxiety #depression #emetophobia #agoraphobia #anxietyrecovery #walking #wellbeing
Last week was so physically challenging with the release of preverbal emotions. It never ceases to amaze me what we hold onto unconsciously in our body's, in our minds. This week the challenge is to begin to identify and let go of the parts of me that have been operating for decades due to being separated from my mother. I also did some research today. I started with researching about letting go. I've been aware for some time that letting go meant I move increasingly into the plan and purpose for my life. However, with last weeks revelations, I also did some research around anxiety, attachment and relationships. It's going to be a daily journey of putting language around my emotions, of recognising when I'm sabotaging myself all in order to create a framework my brain can work with, can understand, and allow me to move forward with an increasing sense of a secure self. I love this definition of SELF: the system that organises our experience. Too often I hear people spouting off that if you pay any attention to your self awareness then you're just self centred. They mean it in the most impolite manner. However, applying this definition to Cptsd with the understanding that trauma creates disorder in the natural order of the brain, you can begin to see WHY it's necessary we pursue and awareness and understanding of SELF. Without it we cannot add structure to our day nor can we reparent ourselves and increase our brain health! I most definitely am paying attention to my internal systems and adjusting and reordering them to further increase not just my brain health but also my overall health, my emotional health and my ability to work more often than not. Last time I worked for 10 days straight I was ill for 3 months straight. I won't be going down those roads again! The more we learn about trauma and it's impact on our brain and our internal systems the greater we see the need for the education to be spread far and wide. May you also pay close attention to your SELF and begin the journey of reclaiming your life, from the inside out! #geniustip #cptsd #anxietyfree #nomoreanxiety #anxietyrecovery #thesoullady #togetherwecan
been going through a lot of stress lately. been feeling very overwhelmed, sad... so many emotions running through me. Been holding in what’s going on so tomorrow I will be blogging (link in bio) about what’s been going on lately in this life of mine, and my babies (siblings) ♥️ just need to remember everything will be okay. #Repost @bipolarjourney_ ・・・ If it's not okay, it's not the end ♡ . . . . . . 👉🏽#mentalhealth #mentalillness #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthquotes #mentalhealthjourney #mentalhealthblogger #bipolar #bipolardisorder #bipolarsupport #bipolarawareness #mooddisorder #anxiety #anxietyrecovery #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #bpd #eupd #personailtydisorder #bpdblogger #bpdsupport #actuallyborderline #actuallybpd #bpdawarness #recoverywarriors #edwarrior #edfamiliy
Feeling good and considering a palm tree as a Christmas tree substitute? 🤔🎄😂
I ❤️ psychobiology. Understanding how emotions and experiences can change the brain’s chemistry and composition feels SO empowering to me. ⠀ ⠀ Approximately 1 in every 13 people will develop PTSD in their lifetime. ⠀ ⠀ Luckily, PTSD is a treatable and manageable condition for many. Good trauma therapies help the brain to process through the traumatic memories. ⠀ ⠀ This helps the brain to:⠀ ⠀ 🧠 distinguish past from present (hippocampus),⠀ 🧠 send signals that slow down the nervous system (amygdala), ⠀ 🧠 reduces reactivity to triggers (prefrontal cortex)⠀ ⠀ All credit for this awesome and educational graphic goes to @ptsd_uk. Go check them out!
Me almost two years ago when I still had to always carry mint gum with me and was having up to 8 hours of panic attacks back to back every day. I’m so proud of all of you for making it this far and I promise even if it might seem hopeless, things will and do get better. I’m so grateful for everyone around me who has helped me during this difficult time and I’m also proud of myself because even when I was crying, hyperventilating and scared shitless, I got through it despite how horrendous I felt. I’m not a very strong person, which is why I know that all of you can and will get through this because you are all so strong and deserve to. And that doesn’t jus go for emetophobia, it goes for any of you who may be struggling either due to mental illness, family issues, physical illness etc. I believe in you and love you all. 💜 #anxiety #anxietyrecovery #anxietyrelief #depression #depressionrecovery #emetophobia #emetophobiarecovery #emet #motivation #monday #selfhealing #healing #flashback #love #selflove
You will be told that being the real you is not OK. Sometimes out of love, more often out of fear. . The problem starts when you agree. Little by little you give away your power, dim your light, be less than, conform to their blueprint...to stay safe. It’s not your fault. We are a social species and we need connection to survive, so you will do whatever it takes to stay part of the tribe. . But you’ll suffer for it. Your mind, your body, your happiness, your health, your dreams, passions, life path...adjusted, knocked off course. The pain you feel is the pull of your true path attempting to drag you back on track whilst you pull to stay off. . When the pain of being off track is more than the pain of re-learning who you were always supposed to be and the fear that you may lose your place in the tribe if you do, is when you start to feel better. . . . . . . . . . #hypnotherapy #onlinetherapy #anxiety #anxietycoach #mentalhealth #mhealth #meantalhealtheducator #mentalhealthwarriors #anxietyhelp #anxietyrecovery #anxietyfighter #anxietysucks #anxietywarrior #anxietyfighter #selfcarethreads #stressless #antistress #stresskills #mentalhealthblogger #selfcarecoach #stressnomore #hypnosisworks #femalewarrior #tattoo #wildwomansisterhood
When we have a lot coming at us in life, anxiety can be the main symptom we experience. Here is a site (adaa.org) and an image that helps me 1) understand where my anxiety is (scale of 1-10) 2) what type of anxiety I am experiencing. Image can be found in adaa.org (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) 💓 🙏 〰 〰 〰 〰 〰 〰 #depression #recovery #december #adaa #support #mindfullness #anxietyrecovery #prilaga #mindset #mentalhealthwarrior #loveyourself #stayconnected 🔌 #healthymind
PLAN AHEAD. Write down the plan for your Christmas. Often by writing things down they become more organised and less overwhelming. Once you know what needs doing you can allocate days and times to do those things. Once they are done for the day you are allowed to sit down and relax.
If you're struggling, just try to take it one day at a time. I'm here for you. . 📷 @aletterintime
Do you have some questions about psychotherapy & counselling? Here are some of our FAQs from our website Who is Counselling & Psychotherapy for? Counselling & Psychotherapy can be helpful for anyone. It can be beneficial for anyone who wants to have therapy of some kind; however, in our experience, it may not be helpful if you attend therapy because you have been told you have to or given an ultimatum. What is Counselling and Psychotherapy? Counselling & Psychotherapy are forms of talking therapy that aim to support you to explore & resolve problems, difficulties, aspects of your life that are perhaps making you feel sad, angry, anxious or unsettled. How can it help me? It may help you to come to terms with loss or grief, past relationships with partners, your parents, friends or siblings. It may help you to believe in yourself, improve your self-esteem, confidence & enable you to live your life the way you want to, with the knowledge that you are happy & free from self-doubt. What if I don't know what the problem is? We have many people contact us who want to change the way they feel but don't know what is causing them to feel negative. Your therapist can help you to explore your feelings, your past & present, your hopes & dreams for the future & to help you to understand yourself. How does it work? You will book an initial session with either Rebecca or Laura who will help you to think about what you would like to achieve from therapy. You will then agree a time & day that you will meet, depending on your needs/wants. You will meet the same therapist (as long as you get along with them) for as long as you chose to. Confidentiality Some people worry about the confidentiality of their therapy. At Hertfordshire Therapy Centre what you discuss with your therapist remains confidential. The only time that your therapist is legally and ethically bound to break confidentiality is if they have concerns for your safety or the safety of someone else. Should your therapist have a concern for safety they will discuss this with you as soon as it arises. Fees £25-£60 Where are we based? Welwyn Garden City & Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire (Click link in bio)
Hands up if you or someone you know suffers from anxiety? Anxiety affects so many people - you would be surprised. So someone asked the question today, what if we embraced our anxiety? Instead of hiding it, fighting it or being ashamed of it... what would happen if we stopped and embraced it? Got to know it deeply and intimately? Accepted it as part of ourselves and learned not just to be okay with it, of who we are, but also brave enough to decide to grow and be more than our anxiety? You see what I’m saying? Don’t be afraid of who you are. There is no one on earth like you. You are amazing. Singular. Beautiful. Embrace you. ———————— #anxietythoughts #anxiousthoughts #anxious #anxietyrelief #anxietyrelief #anxietyrecovery #stressedout #stressedmum #stressedmummy #holisticliving #naturalliving #naturallivingblogger #slowlivingrevolution #bossmum #bossmums #mumlife #mumblog #mummyblogger #keepingitreal #imokay #imok #quotesaboutlife #quotesaboutdepression #beyourself #happymum #naturallifestyle #minimalism_life
MONDAY MOTIVATION I have no idea who reads these, but if they help just one person then it’s worth it! Anyway, at this time of year we can get stuck thinking about what is missing in our lives or what we should have and don’t. I find myself looking back about 14 years to where I was at Christmas. Rock bottom; no job, no friends and was barely leaving the house. I reflect on how I am now, how far I have come. Yes it has taken time and it’s not been easy, there have been many people along the way who have helped and guided me. What I am trying to say is never lose sight of how things can and WILL get better. Even small changes are good, be proud of these little changes and celebrate them.
Had an appointment with Queensland Eating Disorder Services today at the RBWH. After waiting an hour past my appointment time finally was seen by the head doctor who was surprised I have no medical complications. He reckons I have 1 month before I start having complications if I continue restricting my food intake. Normally hate new people and male doctors but he was alright. According to him I have an eating disorder that stems from past trauma. Did not like the dietician though. She said it’ll be easy to recover and eat properly cause it’s not like I’ve been restricting for 30 years 🙄 nah just try on and off since I was 8. Don’t really believe the doctor though I’ve been at a much lower weight and a more consistent restrictive diet and not wound up in hospital so I’ll be fine. He wanted to call mum because they like to involve family but I asked for him not too. I don’t want her worrying and watching everything I eat when I go down for Christmas. Seeing Lauren tomorrow as usual and then Natalie on Thursday and I’m done with appointments until the new year! Little scared about having no support until mid January but oh well. ~ ~ ~ ~ #recovery #traumarecovery #anxietyrecovery #eatingdisorderrecovery #ed #restrict #mentalhealth #recoveryjournal #scrapbook #ptsd
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It’s what sunflowers do.” - Helen Keller
A video this morning! And my 200th post!! Yay! Grated carrot ‘cake’ overnight oats topped with almond butter. I still prefer using carrot purée to make these but grated is good too. Have a good week. . . Details: 0.75 cup oats // 1 tbsp ground flaxseed // 80ml soya Greek yogurt // 200ml cup soya milk // optional 1 scoop unflavoured rice protein powder // optional 1-2 tbsp oat flour if you want it THICK // a finely grated carrot // 1 tsp cinnamon
Before Monday rolls around, make sure to put aside some time to do something just because it makes you happy. #selfcarematters . What have you done for yourself today? . Follow @livelovelearn.k for more daily inspiration and self-care tips!
Sunshine has done a great job. They’re an evolution of a couple different good companies. They have a lot of options, the quality is good, and the price is for families and people who need to take hemp extract daily. We tried all there products and they were all extremely functional and delivered the perfect effects. The droppers have numbers on the side so it’s easy to figure how to adjust dose for when you need a little less, or a little more. This spagyric is extremely special. Sunshine works with @evolved_alchemy to get an extremely high quality organic extract to formulate this product. If you need something new , good, and affordable to try. This is a good gift for you or a loved one. An added bonus is that spagyrics have more naturally occurring terpenes than other formulas. And it helps you get the funk out or save the funk up to use at the right moment. Thanks @welcome2sunshine And keep up the good work.——————————————————— #spagyrics #alchemy #fullspectrum #terpenes #cbd #cbg #hemp #hempextract #nursesofinstagram #doctorsofinstagram #periodssuck #jujitsulife #lawyersofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #inflammation #anxietyrelief #anxietyhelp #anxietyrecovery #stressrelief #biohacking #organicfood #sunshine #funk #lemon #mint
Day 4 - literally in love with Napier. This weather is such a welcome change from the bitter cold temperatures in England. Definitely don’t want to go back lol and will do everything I can to move over here one day ☺️🇳🇿💗. This country is the best antidepressant out there with its friendly people and stunning places #newzealand #feelthelove #beachphotography #pier #napier #selfcare #strongwomen #strongereveryday #workingonme #fitnessmotivation #fitnessmodel #gymlife #fitnessgirl #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #fitnesstransformation #balancedlife #healthylifestyle #weddingcountdown #igotthis #mentalfitness #wellbeing #wellbeingwarrior #fitnessinspiration #wellbeingcoach #lifestylecoach #anxietyrecovery #anxietyrelief #depression #ptsdrecovery
. There it is again. It’s back. The pain, the fear But also the joy and love. All in one wave. Masochism. Yes. Stupidity. Yes. Anticipation knocks at the door. My heart races at the thought. What will happen? ~Kaity
When I start to get down on myself for feeling like I’m not making progress, I look at pictures from a year ago. It helps put everything in perspective. On the left is me a year ago - very sad and very, very drunk. My eyes are bloodshot and my face is puffy. Earlier I had thrown a knife into the wall and sliced my hand open. I remember feeling miserable that night and snapping a picture to document how I felt. I haven’t been truly “drunk” since then. I don’t use alcohol to cope, I never crave it, and I feel massively uncomfortable after just one drink. Even though I feel depressed and anxious at times, I still take care of myself and shower myself in self-love. I know the feelings will pass. I’m not perfect, I’m a work in progress, but goddamnit I’m getting there and every day brings me closer to the woman I aspire to be. ❤️
I've been guilty of giving advice instead of just listening. I like to fix problems, but most times the most well received thing I say to people is: you are not alone! . @Regran_ed from @crazyheadcomics - i’ve tried a lot of different remedies and strategies to make life with mental illness easier. so oftentimes when i get a suggestion for a treatment, i’ve usually already tried it. that’s not to say that i don’t feel grateful to have someone support me and suggest me a solution, but sometimes i’d rather just have someone who’ll listen. sometimes a sympathetic ear or a shoulder to cry on is better than advice. as my own rule of thumb, therapy is for mental health advice, and my personal relationships are for emotional support, and that’s how i differentiate my needs. be there to listen when a loved one needs to vent, and don’t feel like you have to find a solution to other people’s problems. that can be a lot of pressure and it can be hard to come with great advice, so it’s okay to just listen and be there 💌 - #regrann . . . #itstimetotalk #itsokbro #dude #itsoktotalk #nokiddingmetoo #mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmatters #suicideprevention #mentalwellness #mentalhealthrecovery #anxietyrecovery #depressionawareness #selfharmawareness #yourstoryisntoveryet #ptsd #suicideawareness #breakthesilence #stigmafighter #majordepression #endthestigma #breakthestigma #stopthestigma #mentalillnessawareness #mentalillnessrecovery #parentwithmentalillness
I've had acne since I was 11 years old and it used to make me have bad anxiety about going in public. This big, HUGE, zit has been hanging with me for a few days and I don't care!! I am effing gorgeous, fabulous and helping change lives. Who cares about the pimple? The inperfections? They don't matter. That's a mask from #proactiv . I use their products daily! #perfectlyimperfectgoddess #godesswarrior #goddesspower #adultacne #momacne #weareimperfect #effyourbeautystandards #femininepower #momprenuer #idoitformykids #momoftweens #instagraminfluencer #mindsetcoach #entrepreneurcoach #enjoylife 💯 #anxietywarrior #anxietyrecovery #skincareroutines #momlife 💕 #momblogger #momneedscoffee #tattooedmom #cbdisolate #socialanxietyprobs
I am so excited 😆 My blog article is going to be published on @themightysite I am so humbled by this, The Mighty community has helped me so much. https://www.meltdownbykyle.com/blog-1/how-understanding-my-bpd-is-allowing-me-to-finally-enjoy-the-holidays . . #mightycontributor #mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthmatters#suicideprevention#mentalwellness#mentalhealthrecovery#anxietyrecovery#depressionawareness#selfharmawareness#yourstoryisntoveryet#ptsd#suicideawareness#breakthesilence#stigmafighter#majordepression#endthestigma#breakthestigma#stopthestigma#mentalillnessawareness #mentalillnessrecovery #borderlinepersonalitydisorder
It’s like 10 pm here idk why I’m posting my breakfast from today🤷‍♀️ But this one was even better than the other one yesterday! I used raspberries, a banana, and a kiwi and topped it off with some more banana, raspberries, chia seeds and pumpkin seeds💓 Today has been quite positive but extremely stressful since I’m staying up late to finish a group assignment that NO ONE from my group worked on😬but i hope you all are well, sending my love💖 #eattolive #eattobeatit #growthroughwhatyougothrough #nourishtoflourish #nourishnotpunish #anorexiarecovery #suicidesurvivor #depressionrecovery #anxietyrecovery
#Repost @mentalhealthwords • • • • • I wish people understood how upsetting hearing these words can actually be. We wish for nothing more than a simple “cure” for our mental illnesses. So if we could “just think positive” and get over it, I’m pretty sure that’s what we would do. 👌🏼 . . Follow @mentalhealthwords . . . . . . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #mental #mentalhealthquotes #mentalbreakdown #anxiety #depression #bipolar #bipolardisorder #ptsd #anxietyrecovery #suicide #suicideprevention #mentalhealthmemes #mentalhealthweek #mentalhealthday #mentalhealthrecovery #borderline #bpd #mentalhealthsupport #chronicillness #chronicpain #stopthestigma #GAD #socialanxiety #instapic #OCD
Survived my first semester of college. If someone would’ve told me mid-October I was going to pass all of my classes, meet some of the sweetest people, and honestly be excited for next semester, I would have laughed in their face. But by the grace of our faithful Savior, that is exactly where I am. I’m so thankful for all of the people I have meet in Ames who support me and care about me, for the girls I’m planning to live with next year, for getting all A’s (and one A-) my first semester at ISU, and especially thankful for God’s loving and guiding hands for carrying me through the semester. Praying big thankful prayers tonight.
Hope you all had a killer Sunday Funday or got some rest if you needed it!! ❤️ . 🤘🏻Sunday nights are for setting goals and intentions for the week! . It’s the week before Christmas and as the holiday madness increases, it’s easy to fall off of your plan. . While that’s ok for some ppl...there are those who aim to maintain this time of year and find themselves having trouble all the same. 💪 . Here are 3 tips to help stay on track during the home stretch of this holiday season: . ❤️1. Post your goals on the bathroom mirror and your computer. Seeing your goals daily and repeatedly will help keep you motivated and focused. . ❤️2. Prepare for daily unknowns and challenges. Make a back up plan for any thing that might come your way while staying committed to your health and fitness goals. . ❤️3. Keep a journal of your efforts and accomplishments. Write it all down and celebrate each one! It’s a proven fact that tracking yourself greatly improves your chances of hitting your goals.
"These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb." - @najwazebian . . After relistening to a few podcasts this weekend by @lewishowes , @edmylett , Najwa, @andyfrisella and @deangraziosi. Concerning mental challenges - hence my lack of activity this weekend on social media. . Do you carry burdens, challenges, problems, and more with you as you move forward in life? . These are those proverbial mountains. . It's easy to do, and do them both consciously and unconsciously - for a various number of reasons. . More than likely we do this for safety - so we can go hide inside ourselves and shut everybody out - including those who care for you and want nothing but to see you thriving and happy. . But these mountains are meant to be faced head on, progressed through (climbed), and overcame and NOT meant to become a burden that hinders growth and progression. . The fight or flight response mechanism... . Besides, don't you want to be happy and thriving? Do you not want to make others happy to both know you, to be in your presence, and more? . Then learn from these challenges, problems, and events that burden you and use them for growth and progression. . Growth is painful, it makes you uncomfortable - but that means you're living. . And if you're fortunate enough, you'll find someone/a group of people who will stick by your side - unconditionally through it all. . I know, I may come across or seem like a hypocrite for this - as it to some I'm just stuck in mud spinning my wheels. Especially the past few months (if not longer) with respect to my mental health stability. . But, I will not stop from trying to get better! . So stop carrying those mountains and climb them instead... . I Love you all, gratitude and appreciation for each and every one of you!
Oh hay 👋🏼! I’ve been getting a bunch of questions from other mamas to be & soon to be mamas to be about how I’m managing my anxiety during pregnancy. . . The truth is - this is foreign territory for me! I’m relearning how to live in my body, now that it’s shared and making sure to be really diligent about my self care practices. . . Pregnancy anxiety is new for me because it doesn’t just effect me anymore. On days where I used to feel anxious, I could sidestep my self care because I was used to feeling that way. Now, there’s a whole other life depending on me to be my best self. . . So we meditate together (seriously - 1 earbud in my ear and 1 in my bellybutton). We breathe, we practice gratitude. And I try my hardest to focus on what is in my control today. . . I want to show taquito that self care is a priority. It’s ok to have bad days, but he’s got a mama that makes sure she is the healthiest version of herself so he can be well cared for. Whether it’s 5 mins a day or 50. It’ll be interesting to see how this changes and has to adjust when he’s here . . How did you take care of yourself when you were pregnant? What was your favorite self care?. . . . . . #boymommy #newmomlife #secondtrimesterenergy #anxietywarrior . . . . . #anxietywarrior #anxiety #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #depression #love #selflove #mentalhealthmatters #anxietyrecovery #selfcare #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthrecovery #mentalillness #anxietysupport #anxietyawareness #anxietyhelp #healthylifestyle #health #invisibleillness #chronicillness #anxietyrelief
Taking time for yourself isn't selfish. Taking time to allow your body to recover isn't selfish. Allowing yourself the time you need to recover and recharge isn't selfish. . . . . . . . #fear #discomfort #sitwithfear #sitwithdiscomfort #afraid #fearful #anxious #anxiety #anxietydisorder #anxietydisorderrecovery #anxietyrecovery #ocd #ocdrecovery #faceyourfears #depression #friendship #surroundyourselfwithpositivity #struggle #struggling #selfcare #selfcareisntselfish
A year ago 😯 I didn't think I'd changed much. But thinking about it? This has been an important year for me. This time last year I was trying to get over a relationship that had ended in heartbreak, admittedly mostly because of mistakes I'd made. I was struggling to come to terms with being alone again, with having to deal with life by myself. And I think that's how I've changed over the last 12 months. I learned that being alone isn't always a bad thing. I went to the movies by myself. I went to concerts by myself. And most of all, I spent time getting to know myself. Looking back on this time last year, I think I've realised my self-worth. I have flaws, probably more than my fair share, but I'm a good person. I'm funny. I'm compassionate. I'm committed. So now, the people in my life? Are there because I want them to be, not because I'm afraid of being alone 💙 . . . . . #codependency #movingforward #mentalhealth #recovery #realrecovery #positivity #mentalhealthawareness #healing #selflove #selfacceptance #leatherjacket #alternative #bpd #borderlinepersonalitydisorder #ptsd #anxietyrecovery #socialanxiety
What would that be? For me: If I had to sum it up to 5 things.... . . ✨Love ✨Stability ✨Understanding ✨Communication ✨Support . . What about you? 1-5 things that looking back at your younger self you needed? ⬇️⬇️ 😉 @inspiredtea
Just because you’re struggling now, doesn’t mean you’ll struggle forever! #struggles #temporarystruggle
All is merry and bright. 🎄☃️ . . A Sunday full of baking, and now I am settling down with a cup of tea to get some coaching work done. There is literally NOTHING that makes me happier than doing things for other people. Hence the hours of baking cookies and now helping women find their confidence again. Watching people smile when they find their stride or their favorite thing lights me up inside. Watching people soar is like all of these twinkle Christmas lights, they shine brighter together. WE shine brighter together. 🦄💕
To live in the past means to live a reactive life carrying around the same beliefs from childhood. To live in the present is to re-present a new outlook over past events, take the lessons from them, and move forward towards a vision for who you want to become. . . #healthymind #mentalhealth #anxietyrelief #anxietyhelp #anxietyrecovery #healing #inspirationalquotes #sundaymotivation #stress #worry #mindfulness #selfcare #innervoice #healthylifestyle #wealth #gratitude #peace #strength #anxietyguy
The one thing that I truly cannot thank this coaching opportunity enough is for a positive mindset…a strong mindset…a mindset that I don't care what others think because I KNOW where I am going, and the mission I have to bring others with me.. . I didn't always have that. . I would bend and break when I was presented with a hardship. I had terrible self love and an even worse image of myself. The Sunday night anxiety was dreadful, and I was a robot going through the motions of life..... . I just thought that was normal. But I was wrong. . When I started my coaching business, I was told to invest in myself. In my mindset. Every single day. I thought it was weird at first. But holy buckets was I wrong once again. . The next time you see a happy, positive, outgoing, fearless person..know they brought themselves there. . You don't know where they have been, what they have gone through, but you see where they may be now, and where their DRIVE and VISION and HEART has brought them. . Tomorrow, I am starting a 3 day info session into what I do as a health & lifestyle coach. I want to share my heart as I dig deeper into what this coaching opportunity is all about + how I got started + how you can too. . Dont let the term coach intimidate you if you feel you cant do what I do. . Dont let your preconceived notions of a 'network marketing' opportunity keep your opinions surface level and negative. . Because I can tell you 100% my entire life has been changed through this opportunity, and I want to pay this life and freedom forward. . Take my hand, drop your email below and I will send you the link to join 😘 . . . . . . #naturallyempoweredliving #beyoustriveforsuccessliveyourdream #edrecovered #bodyconfidence #bodypositivity #anxietyrecovery #firsttimemom #babyonboard #pregnancyjourney #motherhoodsimplified #boymomlife #firsttimeparents #firsttrimester #secondtrimester #thirdtrimester #bbgmoms #momhood #momlife #pregnancyjourney #pregnancydiary #coffeaddict #peanutbutteraddict   #dogmom #hikinggirl #dogmomlife   #homerenovation #scrublife #nursesofinstagram #nurselife #wifelife
Part of my self-care journey is learning to say no more often. If it’s a networking request, I ask myself, “Will saying yes propel my business forward? How much energy and time will it require? Is the business benefit worth that time and energy?” . . If it’s a social request, I ask myself, “Are the people involved positive “energizers” or negative “drainers”? How does it coincide with my work commitments?” If it’s at the end of a ten-hour work day, then the answer is probably no even if the company is positive. . . As a society, we are told we must push through pain to achieve and produce results. I disagree with this belief. Allowing myself rest and being selective with commitments is increasing my productivity. Now I am more focused and more efficient during my work time. . . So, I challenge you to listen to your body. Is it trying to tell you something? Have you been ignoring its pleas for downtime? If so, it’s probably time to start prioritizing self-care and taking a closer look at where you are spending your time. Let go of the guilt surrounding downtime and slow down to move forward more efficiently. . . I have included my favorite self-care tips and goals in the graphic. What are your favorite self-care tips? . . Guided Meditation App: @headspace Favorite Podcasts: @projectme_with_tiffany @goaldiggerpodcast @drsilas_psychology Favorite Journals/Planners: @gabbybernstein @daniellelaporte @the___tribe . . ✍#daniellespieces #selfcaretips #selfcareisntselfish #selfcarefirst #daniellelaporte #desiremapplanner #theuniversehasyourback #gabbybernstein #tribejournal #whyitribe #empoweryourself #goaldigger #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthwarriors #mentalhealthblog #anxietyrecovery #anxietysurvivor #ptsdsurvivor #depressionsurvivor #suicidesurvivor #rapesurvivor #mentalhealthblogger #endthestigmaofmentalhealth #empowerothers #empoweroneanother #womanbusinessowner #femalebusinessowner #worklifebalance #mindbodyspirit #balancingact
WANTED FOR 2019: 10 WOMEN WHO CARE ABOUT HEALTH and have a FIRE 🔥 burning for MORE in LIFE! ______ Just type your email below (without the .com) 📧 and I'll send you everything you need to know! ______ My FAVORITE part of what I do is mentoring other coaches to reach their goals impacting others and growing successful businesses in the process! #empoweringwomen ______ I'm looking for WOMEN who: 🔥 Love the thought of inspiring and helping others to live a healthier lifestyle. 🔥 Would love to get paid for sharing their health and fitness journey via social. 🔥 Are self-motivated and driven to succeed! 🔥 Are looking to either build a legit side-hustle income OR a full-time, 6 figure income over time. 🔥 Are coachable - success leaves clues and when you learn from those before you that will help you be successful, too! ___ Something that may surprise you? __ NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! — 💞 I provide you with the training! __ 💞 I mentor you one on one to reach your goals! __ 💞 You do NOT need to have a transformation to START! __ 💞 You’ll have an instant team of other women by your side cheering you on! ___ So does any of this sound like a good fit for you? If so, type that email below (again, without the .com) and I'll get back with you soon! ___ 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 🇬🇧 only! If you are already working with a coach please reach out to her. ❤️
Me yesterday: I’m so excited for my long run tomorrow. Me today: Maybe I can lift my hand high enough to get this cracker into the selfie. 103 fever, body aches, other unspeakable symptoms. . I had a conversation with a friend today in which she said, “you are a lighthouse now,” to my openness about mental health. First of all, what a wonderful thing to hear. Second, it took me back to an essay I wrote at the beginning of college, the conclusion of which was that I didn’t want to be an explorer of the world, but instead wanted to remain as a lighthouse. The irony. In the next few years, I went literally around the world, lived abroad, took on many different jobs and projects, and generally took everything to its fullest extent (in both healthy and unhealthy ways). And in the process of trying to figure myself out, I read deeply and broadly on mental illness, mental health, and related topics; it became a sort of ersatz hobby. . And here I am, seventeen years later, being called a lighthouse. And I love it. It’s such an honor. I would like it if it helps a few people avoid feeling as alone and scared as I did. So I’m going to light up and share what I’m able. Maybe former ships make the best lighthouses. 🛳⚓️ #lighthouse #mentalhealthawareness #fightthestigma #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #mentalillness #depressionrecovery #anxietyrecovery #ocdrecovery #love #friendship #selfcare #selflove
The holidays are very stressful because of expectations, stress, comparisons, reunions with people we may have outgrown, etc. We took 10 minutes today to dig into our memory and go back to the time we felt complete peace at Angkor Wat. We had observed monks sitting in silence, praying for the health of the world, and living in the present moment. If you’re anticipating disappointment this holiday season, take a few minutes to adjust your expectations. Write down 5 things you’re grateful for in this life. All other things (gifts, parties...) are extraneous 🙏🏼.
#Repost @mentalhealthwords (@get_repost ) my thoughts are with Pete Davidson, though. He is going through some tough times, as a celebrity with mental illness. I'm glad law enforcement intervened. ・・・ If someone has the strength and courage to let you know about their pain and how they’re truly feeling inside, do not brush it off with “oh stop being dramatic” or “pull yourself together will you”. Suicide is REAL. It happens every day. People all around the world are struggling with their mental health. So why wouldn’t it be your loved one? Why assume they’re “just being dramatic”? I understand it’s hard to take in and some people block out the fact their loved one is in such pain, simply because they hate the thought of it. But ignoring their pain and their feelings, especially when they’ve trusted you and opened up to you, will only make them feel 10x worse. They’ll start to isolate themselves and never turn to you again. Then they feel alone. And unwanted. And feel that they’re a burden to you and everyone else. So, if someone turns to you for help or to simply open up, don’t brush it off. Even if you think there’s nothing wrong. Because chances are they’re asking for help and need someone on their side for support. Check on your loved ones. You never know what pain someone is dealing with inside. If you’re going I advocate for people you don’t even know, do it for the ones we love. . . Follow @mentalhealthwords . . . . . . . . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #mental #mentalhealthquotes #mentalbreakdown #anxiety #depression #bipolar #bipolardisorder #ptsd #anxietyrecovery #suicide #suicideprevention #mentalhealthmemes #mentalhealthweek #mentalhealthday #mentalhealthrecovery #borderline #bpd #mentalhealthsupport #chronicillness #chronicpain #stopthestigma #GAD #socialanxiety #instagood #instapic #OCD
its the holidays so I’m making sure I load up on all the fresh, in season produce to balance out the other treats I’ll be celebrating with. beet hummus with roasted romanesco, golden beets + purple carrots. a very yummy, non boring way to get those phytonutrients in. aim for a plate with all the colors 🌈 so your mind stays healthy + happy and your skin glowing for those holiday parties. win win. 😉
I wish people understood how upsetting hearing these words can actually be. We wish for nothing more than a simple “cure” for our mental illnesses. So if we could “just think positive” and get over it, I’m pretty sure that’s what we would do. 👌🏼 . . Follow @mentalhealthwords . . . . . . #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #mentalillness #mental #mentalhealthquotes #mentalbreakdown #anxiety #depression #bipolar #bipolardisorder #ptsd #anxietyrecovery #suicide #suicideprevention #mentalhealthmemes #mentalhealthweek #mentalhealthday #mentalhealthrecovery #borderline #bpd #mentalhealthsupport #chronicillness #chronicpain #stopthestigma #GAD #socialanxiety #instagood #instapic #OCD #likeforfollow
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